Stow GP Surgery

10th August 2017

Following the well-attended public meeting held by Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP on 30 June in Stow-on-the-Wold a motion was passed by 140 to 14 votes to urge the Cotswold District Council to expedite the John Nutbourne application for a new GP surgery on the Gypsy Field. The CDC planning committee duly met on 9 August.

However, it seems that some Councillors were persuaded by the Tall Trees owner, Jenny Scaresbrook, that after two years of being granted planning permission, she was now in a position to proceed. As a result, the Nutbourne application was defeated by 9 votes to 4. This was particularly unfortunate as the Stow doctors had sent a strong letter to the CDC expressing their reservations about the Tall Trees site.Mr Nutbourne will of course have to consider his position but he always has the legal option to take this matter to appeal.

The CQC rightly condemned the existing surgery premises as not fit for purpose over two years ago. NHS England and the Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (GCCG) have been incredibly helpful in providing the necessary funding, yet over two years later, the people of Stow still don't have the doctors surgery that they rightly deserve.

Commenting on the decision, the MP said:
'On behalf of the people of Stow, I sincerely hope that the Scaresbrook development will now proceed, however until this is proved to be a fact I have my doubts.

'My view is that the decision has not helped to accelerate the process of building a new surgery and on behalf of the people of Stow, I hope that the Tall Trees team will prove me wrong.'

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